|King of Isin|
|Reign||ca. 1769–1767 BC|
|House||1st Dynasty of Isin|
Iter-piša, inscribed in cuneiform as i-te-er-pi/pi4-ša and meaning "Her command is surpassing", ca. 1769–1767 BC (short chronology) or ca. 1833–1831 BC (middle chronology), was the 12th king of Isin during the Old Babylonian period. The Sumerian King List[i 1] tells us that "the divine Iter-piša ruled for 4 years."[nb 1] The Ur-Isin King List[i 2] which was written in the 4th year of the reign of Damiq-ilišu gives a reign of just 3 years.
He was a contemporary of Warad-Sin (ca. 1770 BC to 1758 BC) the king of Larsa, whose brother and successor, Rim-Sin I would eventually come to overthrow the dynasty, ending the cities' bitter rivalry around 40 years later. He is only known from Kings lists and year-name date formulae.
A letter from Iter-piša to a deity[i 3] was excavated in a scribal school, "House F," in Nippur during the 1951–52 dig season. The scribal school had operated during the 1740s, early in the reign of king Samsu-iluna and the piece had become a belle letter.
- Iter-piša year-names at CDLI, but note the tablet reference BM 85384 in year-name (b) is incorrect.
- Sumerian King List, Ash. 1923.444, the "Weld-Blundell Prism."
- Ur-Isin King List tablet MS 1686.
- MS 2287 in the Schøyen Collection.
- di.te.er.pi4.ša mu 4 i.ak.
- atāru, CAD A/2, vol. 1 (1968), p. 489.
- Jöran Friberg (2007). A Remarkable Collection of Babylonian Mathematical Texts: Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection: Cuneiform Texts. Springer. pp. 131–134.
- D. O. Edzard (1999). Dietz Otto Edzard, ed. Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie: Ia – Kizzuwatna 5. Walter De Gruyter. p. 216.
- Eleanor Robson (2001). "The tablet House: a scribal school in old Babylonian Nippur". Revue d'assyriologie et d'archéologie orientale 93 (1): 58. doi:10.3917/assy.093.0039.